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Raymond Briggs – author and illustrator of The Snowman, When The Wind Blows, Fungus The Bogeyman and many others – has been made the first entrant to the British Comic Awards Hall of Fame. Cartoonist Adam Cadwell explains why here. Briggs himself is excited about a Snowman sequel, set to air on Channel 4 this Christmas.

Giles Coren has attracted the ire of comic-book creators and readers with a typically provocative piece for The Spectator, in which he argues that literary prizes and “karmicbwurks” shouldn’t mix (he is referring to this recent story). Meanwhile, a classic Judge Dredd collection has been selected as one of 20 books for World Book Night 2013.

As newspaper cutbacks continue to threaten the professional cartoonist, Daryl Cagle has turned to crowd-funding to help support fellow cartoonist Bill Day.

Photoshop users take note: Adobe is changing its upgrade policy.

Lastly, we are sad to report that influential underground comics artist Spain Rodriguez has died, aged 72. The Comics Journal looks in detail at his life and work.

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